U.S. President Obama tees off and sinks putts during a round of golf on the Massachusetts island of Martha's Vineyard on the last day of his summer vacation. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: U.S. President Barack Obama took in a round of golf during the last day of his family holiday in Martha's Vineyard on Sunday (August 21). Golfing with celebrities has become a staple of Obama's summer trip to the Massachusetts island of Martha's Vineyard. This year he's been joined by Chris Paul of the LA Clippers, Golden State star Stephan Curry, and former NBA players Alonzo Mourning and Ray Allen. The Obama's spend their winter holiday in Hawaii, where Obama was born. In August they visit the Vineyard, where sightings of Obama on the golf course, first lady Michelle at restaurants, or his daughters Sasha and Malia getting ice cream or buying books are familiar and draw tourists. The annual visit has been good for local business. The president and his family are trailed by more than 100 Secret Service agents, staff members, and journalists as they zip around the island. Their presence in 2009 alone created an economic stimulus in the midst of a global recession.